For National Poetry Month 2017, presented Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invited young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors and features Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos. Follow the links below to read the letters and the Poet Laureate’s responses:

Dear Alberto Ríos from Carlos

Dear Alberto Ríos from Leslie

Dear Alberto Ríos from Veronica

To read more letters to poets click here.